conceptual oyster

the world is my oyster…living in random oyster beds, oceans and marshes worldwide, currently:, New Zealand

Archive for June, 2007


well, finally i think little ‘jupie tre’ is on its road to recovery…literally after many loooooong hourse of HP customer support.

so, i will be off an bloggin regular like in no time…unless i change hosts again. with wordpress i can’t change this blah  hospital background color and all too cutesy blue and green text. and breaking my heart, i cannot add photoshakr…

so be patient, but there are already tons of pics here, so have a look around.

this little oyster is trying to make pearls from the grit!



dog years

a very sweet and inspiring article:

Why Dogs Don’t live as long as People
by Robin Downing, DVM

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owner, his wife, and their little boy were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, the owners told me they thought it would be good for the four-year-old boy to observe the procedure. They felt he could learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. The little boy seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on.

Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

The little boy, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, “Everybody is born so that they can learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody and being nice, right?” The four-year- old continued, “Well, animals already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”


Hello world!

keep checking the tables,

the  tides  are changing…

hanging out in my shell